May the hair on your toes never fall out!
~ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
I took my sewing machine to work today for another "office call" - a friend needed a hobbit skirt to wear to a hobbit party this weekend. (Yes, I work with some pretty cool people!)
Luckily, her vision was very simple - a rectangular piece of fabric wrapped around her waist, with an elastic waistband. She had been planning to hand sew it all. Once I ascertained that she didn't want anything fancy, I was happy to volunteer. ;)
So, I took my machine and she brought the fabric and I sewed up the side seam, added a casing around the waist for some elastic and gave it a hem - and faster than you can say "lunch break is over!" - we had a hobbit skirt!
I asked for a picture of the whole ensemble - hopefully she'll get me one that I can post next week... :)
In further "playing Santa" news, I'm planning a visit to Mexico for Ana's birthday, and I have been doing some internet shopping for gifts to take for her youngest nieces and nephews. Four boxes arrived in the mail today! (Christmas for me!)
These four gifts for the 2-and-under crowd (3 boys, 1 girl):
These two gifts for the two boys in the 4-5 year old range:
And three Klutz books for the girls in the 9-12 age bracket:
I'm still waiting on the robot-building kits for the four boys in the 10-14 year range - but once they arrive, I'm ready to go!
The real trick, of course, will be fitting everything in a suitcase... ;)
Here's wishing everyone a good weekend - with lots of time to sew! :)